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Aug 23, 2009 | 5:00 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 23, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice August 26, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick August 26, 2009
  • Daily Feature August 24, 2009

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Whoa! We're totally blown away by the response Tarboy's had so far :O We can barely keep up with all the incredible reviews, notes and emails! Thank you everybody for the daily feature and front page!

It's taken us a long time to finally upload Tarboy, so thanks to all the people who've been waiting patiently. We hope you enjoy it :) Check out the Bonus features too, we put a lot of work into it!

The score was composed by Newground's own Hania Lee.

Now that we've got this one out we can focus completely on Tarboy II.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Rather good.

This animation is rather good, but it definitely doesn't deserve the rating it's got.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Overall... good.

I hate to say it, but the plot was awful. It really made no sense whatsoever. There are a few too many plot holes, but that's not what this video was about.

The animation was perfect. I literally cannot think of a better way to execute the scenes than you did. The style was beautiful. I absolutely loved every aesthetic aspect.

Would have been a ten if not for the incoherent story.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

pretty cool

Pretty good animation and concept, but it's not the most original thing i've ever seen. the world being over industrialized and robot slaves fighting back is a very common plot setup. I don't mean to be a total asshole by being one of the first people to give it a low rating. I have to admit that it was well animated and that the plot was executed well.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

great concept

This is a fantastic concept for a heroic character. Great presentation. I like the old man that tells the story - whoever did the voice acting for him nailed it. The action scene in the dark room was a cut above. I did not like how Tarboy entered via the watercooler. That is not how watercoolers work. Sound and music was top notch... love the music during the dark room scene. Overall I thought this was very well done, but not really my cup of tea.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice animation, decent story, I like the ending